Ukraine: Family History

Wu Wei resumes writing about her father's life: “No wonder his nationality was not so clear. And no wonder he could apparently speak Polish, Romanian, Hungarian and Ukrainian when he arrived in Brussels.”


  • sarah dubens

    hello all,
    Im looking into my father in laws family history,so if anyone can help with any info or advice it would be father in laws grandfather was a wheat exporter in odessa in the late 1890’sand 1900’s called moshe dubensky (morris)and his son came to england in we think 1917 and was natrualised in 1921,victor dubens,his brothers were called abram,dennis,max,and sister eva.Any help with finding info in the odessa area would be great.


  • Ken Dubensky


    My name is Ken Dubensky – my father was Seymour and his father Moses [Morris]. I have just started putting together information on our family tree and determined the following:

    Family came from Ostrog – Russian Empire
    Naftalia ‘Nathan’ Dubensky was Morris’s father
    Morris was born Nov 12 1889 – came to US in 1906

    Probably not a match – but interesting names are same..

    Feel free to contact me with any updates.

    All the best,


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